Breaking News: Government Allied Rebel Group, COBRA, Defects to SPLM/SPLA

David Yau Yau, the leader of COBRA and his forces, after signing an agreement with Salva Kiir government(Photo: file)

David Yau Yau, the leader of COBRA and his forces, after signing an agreement with Salva Kiir government(Photo: file)

Feb 13, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — According to the latest reports from the armed opposition, SPLM/SPLA, the Murle-dominated rebel faction, COBRA, has denounced the agreement with Salva Kiir government and joined the opposition, SPLA/SPLM.

“On behalf of the COBRA forces, we declare our opposition to the regime of Salva Kiir Mayardit.” reads a declaration signed by the Commander of Greater Pibor forces, Col. Paulino Zangil.

In their Declaration to join the SPLA/SPLM, the COBRA reiterates that the government of Salva Kiir has massacred Murle Ethnic Group.In addition, the COBRA has accused Salva Kiir regime of dishonoring the agreement they recently signed.

The minority community believes that the agreement that established Greater Pibor Administration Area (GPAA) was all a hoax, and therefore, Murle declares Pibor as a Federal State, proposed by the armed opposition, SPLM/SPLA.

“The Greater Pibor Administration Area is a hoax. It is meant to deceive the people of Greater Pibor” Reads the statement.

“The Murle are for Federal System of Governance. We therefore declare Pibor as a State” the statement reads.

COBRA and Murle people have rejected to fight their neighbors and the SPLM/SPLA[IO] alongside allied forces of Salva Kiir, and now declares war against the government.

“We also reject the attempt by the regime to use the COBRA forces and Murle people to fight alongside it in this unjust war” Said Col. Paulion Zangil, the Commander of Greater Pibor Forces.

“The COBRA forces and the Murle People are for peaceful coexistence with their neighboring communities (Lou Nuer, Dinka, Anuak, Toposa, etc). As such, we condemn the regime’s tactics which promote ethnic conflict between neighboring communities” the statement reads.

According to their declaration submitted to SPLM/SPLA[IO], COBRA has officially joined the opposition and declares popular uprising against Salva Kiir government.

“We are announcing through this press statement our joining the armed struggle led by SPLM/SPLA under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar Teny” reads the declaration.

“We call upon all the people of Greater Pibor to join COBRA in the struggle. We also urge the rest of South Sudanese to rise up against the regime in Juba”  the statement concludes.

This declaration was submitted and signed on Feb 13, 2015 by Col. Paulino Zangil, the Commander of Greater Pibor Forces through SPLM/SPLA.

  56 comments for “Breaking News: Government Allied Rebel Group, COBRA, Defects to SPLM/SPLA

  1. Eli Wani
    February 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm



  2. February 13, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Congratulation to Murle community and thier wise leaders to declare them self as loyal to Federal Democratic State of South Sudan
    long live murle
    long live col:Poulino


  3. February 13, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    I said before on my earlier comment that when David Yaw Yaw, The 3 Governors of Equatoria decides to defect that it will be so devastating for Juba and could possibly never recover from it. Soon after South Sudan will then officially enter into what will be called the war of federations. M7, Kiir & Wani have adate with ICC.


    • February 13, 2015 at 11:42 pm

      Wow, great decision with Murle leaders to join the rebels. Juba was cheating them.

      Liked by 1 person

      • April 13, 2015 at 2:08 am

        i never supported the move due of murle are not well be trusted people for life


  4. Mary Pal
    February 13, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    We welcoming you with opening heart brothers to freedom fighting, we don’t need our country to be sell out we are the nation of this country it good to be wake up at this time it not too late. Great

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Elbow Chuol
    February 13, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    this is an amazing development n our ppl r doing it ro free themselves from Uganda


  6. February 14, 2015 at 12:13 am

    It is just a beginning, Nyam nyam are on their way coming. Col Paulion should tell IGAD how this people persuade him to attack lou Nuer. ”en tame ci tuut nien gol kiir mayar” Jabe kene nueri ke ken buom jonglie!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. February 14, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Gatnot thank you


  8. February 14, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Bor states and counties will declare supporting federalism by joining the SPLM In Oppositions very soon. This country will re emerge strong. This I do have faith in.


    • February 14, 2015 at 5:29 am

      Gatlight is very very stupid. Federalism means you are in UMISS/UNMRS prisons.


  9. February 14, 2015 at 12:48 am

    you are happy and dancing for premature news guys chill and calm down and wait.


    • February 15, 2015 at 12:57 am

      No problem David. Any little progress must be celebrated. Murle and Nuer Oyeeeee. Freedom is certain in South Sudan!


  10. February 14, 2015 at 12:52 am

    100% well come freedom fighters


  11. Nhgatkuoth
    February 14, 2015 at 1:15 am



  12. bothkueth
    February 14, 2015 at 2:28 am

    You are highly welcome david yau_yau with very cleverer tribe murly powerfull helder we in federalism now which show federal democratic republic of south sudan simply like that.we soon be in nation,nationality and people south sudan rather dinka dictotarship.we need diversity as a one nation


  13. February 14, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Come take a chance. We are ready for you savages. You want to make South Sudan a war zone? let’s see who will benefit from killing and trying take power by force. There will never be peace until your dull minds understand that bloodshed is not the solution. We should sit down and solve our issues without war. however, Nuer and Murle believe in the power of a bullet. this time the Arab is using you, militia to fight and destroy your own country. the Good news for the greater Dinka community is that We are only fighting gluttons, Nuer and their wives Murle. Let see who will win.

    By the way, If you survive in the end, You will never think of rebellion again in lives.

    Good luck fighting


    • February 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Wake up and smell coffee Wise Warrior. Is it right for Salva Kiir to use Ugandans’ military to fight on behalf but it is wrong for Murle and Nuer to use Arabs? There is no logic in your argument. It will be safe for dictator Kiir to step down and leave South Sudanese in peace. He killed enough South Sudanese already so he better step down peacefully or else..


  14. February 14, 2015 at 3:01 am

    thanks to Murle community in general, that wrong regime needs to be force out by war not through peace. We need to join hands as a southerners and get them out from Juba.


  15. Madong Kuoth
    February 14, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Welcome to 21 States, so Pibor is full State not half like what Kiir’s Regime signed with you in which he is one leaded. Now congratulation to wise moved that you made then your state is your state Pibor State belong to you all. Again, thank you. Every one knew it Regime tried its best to deceive you in order to use your land for the purpose to attack Great Lou Nuer areas. Again, big welcome to 21 States.


  16. Hoiloom
    February 14, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Well, I think this is the best news of the whole 2015. The Cobra faction has made the right decision. This cowboy cannot hold South Sudan hostage, his time on top seat is coming to a very slow but surely ending. Congratulations to the people of Pibor!


    • February 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      The cowboy will be in a run for his life soon! The Cobra Faction has no patient to wait for false promises from the regime in Juba. The regime promised Murle but he was not serious. As Bob Marley said,”You cannot cheat people all the time,” so the time for cheating is over. However, the Cobra Faction has to teach the regime a good lesson. The time has come for the regime to leave, because Murle and Nuer combined forces to safe South Sudan from dictator.


  17. February 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Most people on here NUERS.


    • February 15, 2015 at 12:43 am

      It is not true that most people here are not Nuer but they are enlighten people who want to see all South Sudanese are equal. Your President brainwashed you to believe that people who are challenging the government are Nuer. No that is not true. The people who are challenging the government are human beings who are enlightened. Please wake up and smell the coffee.


      • GatNor
        February 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm

        He can go to Paanluel Wel and feel right at home if he finds fitting in difficult here. There many tribalistic ideas are pushed out from alerts of riddles and conspiracies towards individuals, communities, tribes, clans, and Dinkanization of South Sudan is big by promoting mainly Dinka pride much like South Sudan TV who only promoted Dinka culture on national channel. Who can he blame beside his toxic tribalistic beliefs. Nooooobody! but himself.


  18. February 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

    It seems most people who joined SPLM-IO have bad record.Neighbour Eastern African countries will start to deport all nonsense rebels back to the South,let us wait and see.


    • Madimundru
      February 14, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Agumut, don’t wast time to look far, its the regime in Juba, who failed multiple times violating his commitment. Many people failed to understand and underestimated the people of South Sudan, with a common pretext of illiteracy, in fact, educated elites in SS is very very high and political mature. E African community is a secondary agenda, instead, billion of dollars leaving SS every half-year to your so call EA. You need to broaden your mind and clean the sand in your eyes to envisage your feature being in EA or in SS. SS has become a for-ever-consumer of your EA. Shame on you for lagging behind in foreign polices.


    • February 14, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Agumut, people like Slava Kiir should be the very one who can be kicked out by neighbours because he is killing his own people. The SPLM-1O is fighting for powerless people and Journalists who have been torched daily. Look at what happened to Mading Ngor. He was arrested and beaten for nothing. He tries to educate the world about the situation which is going. Did we not fight the Arabs Yesterday so that we could have gained independence and enjoy freedom?


  19. February 14, 2015 at 5:13 am

    I personally congratulate the bravo col crde Zangil and entire Murle region that they realised that the current war is for the freedom of marginalised people through out S.Sudan therefore it is our roles as whole to free our innocent civilian from dictatorship of Salva, any way we, ll depeat fascists .


  20. February 14, 2015 at 5:19 am

    They are highly welcome..


  21. February 14, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Eastern AFRICAN DEPORT all of them.


  22. February 14, 2015 at 6:22 am

    AGUMUT or what ever you call yourself, we are not exercising tribalism here as you are saying most of people here are Nuer, if you don’t like the forum just quit don’t make noise. Let me tell you, don’t cry yet it will be fight between foreign force and South Sudanese very soon just wait if you don’t want to protect your sovereignty as a country, all South Sudanese will join hand together and fight Kiir and his militia (foreign forces) now SPLA IO has 80% of South Sudan army.
    Long Live South Sudan!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Long live independence Heroes
    Long Live Federalism Heroes
    Long Live White army and Cobra!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Long live Dr.Riek Machar!!!!!!!!!!


    • February 14, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Federalism become a earmark since 80% who had joined Dr.Riek Machar have bad record,they will come back and join the same government in Juba.Their Positions have now being fill by new faces.


  23. Bentiu Ramaran
    February 14, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Dear Colonel Paulino Zangil:

    Congratulation on joining the SPLA-IO under the leadership of Dr. Riek Machar. You have taken a decisive step toward ending tribalism being practice by President Kiir. I thank you a lot for refusing murle people be used by Kiir against Nuer neighbors and brothers. President Kiir wants to use Murle in the same way he uses Shilluk and people of Maban against rebels. Consequently, the action Commander Olich and people of Maban had taken against the rebels destroyed their communities.


    • February 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      GLOBALLY Dr.Riek Machar PHD is nothing and should have been BANNED long time ago.Mentally ill who had being used by unknown ALIENS.


      • February 14, 2015 at 8:41 pm

        To the forum:

        Observe AGUMUT. I personally pity the Dude for he is weak, and a shallow minded son of a dirt who has no faith in his cause, his people, his small god whatever that might be. For if he has a greater God he would be content and respectful of himself no matter how big or insignificant he might be of a creature amongst many.

        Not only that I am embarrassed that I believe he must be a South Sudanese like most of us here but the Dude lacks confident and conscious reasoning in all his disguise trickery.

        He is an incredibly sore loser who keeps on crying like heavens is going to come rushing down the more he cries. We all know it doesn’t work like that. Does he even acknowledge that? No, he continue to go on like such a prick

        A man or a woman of South Sudan with character and dignity could easily say three things one of these three things would embraced himself or herself and say:

        Good luck to the Murle even if he disagree with the decision
        (not that it matters what he thinks)
        He could easily say he will continue to fight by all means and retired to his turtle shell, lie on his back if that is the miracle that he needed to bring back Murle and or keep his failed genocidal Kiir in power. Perhaps he can pray for Murle to come back so he can falsely accuse Murle time and time again of raiding his luak.
        He can shut up because he knows not a civil articulate methodology of reasoning such as the primitive barbarians. Neither can he convincingly articulate a presentable case for himself to intrigue or soothe a modern man’s logical ideal reasoning and dialogue.
        If it hurts him that much that the Murle switched side against him, he can wait for peace and preach coexistent. As you know he failed to do neither from when there was grim hope for peace to the civil war and up until now. Imagine what kind of people we are dealing with here.

        Please detect and ignore the bastard.


  24. yum deng
    February 14, 2015 at 9:19 am

    This war is not between two tribes full stop….. ask me why and i’ll tell you on my email..


    • February 15, 2015 at 12:05 am

      I m not understand what you talking a but can you tale me what you mien


  25. Koang
    February 14, 2015 at 9:48 am

    congratulation Murle Community/Cobra-Faction, this will actually mark the end of leadership of Salvacrisis in the new Nation…….. and Thanks very big guys, for your wise comments…….


  26. February 14, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Former defence minister Late Dominic Dim Deng should have been disappointed about Dr.Riek Machar behaviour.


  27. February 14, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Jiökɛ Cayni dial mäni Cayni Nuäri, i kör riitɛ rɔ. Ka̱ Ja̱bɛ ɛntäämɛ cɛ luny kui dan. Kör mi wɛ̈ yiɛnɛ kuɔkthin kɛ Nuäri, bia wɛ̈ni? Gua̱ bia wɛthin̈ɔ larɛjɛ. Mi bia wɛ̈thin kɛ piny kiɛ nhial.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 14, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      I don’t understand your DUDE language,but you in the government are the same Cheats On.


      • GatNor
        February 15, 2015 at 8:34 am

        That’s because you are a stupid Jang MI this I knew for years ask her. If you know what you are doing you would have known.


  28. February 14, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Bravo Gen. Paulino
    Man decide the future of his people. For how long south Sudanese people be Govern by foreigner? South Sudan it is our country we must decide!!!


    • February 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Machar PHD is now less than affected.


  29. jal
    February 14, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Salva Kiir must go.


  30. Bentiu Ramaran
    February 14, 2015 at 11:44 am


    Why are you crying?


    • February 14, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      You have been played by aliens. Actually who is crying? Come to ours areas and you gone for good. It seems Bentiu Ramaran had being played by unkown aliens.


    • February 14, 2015 at 12:38 pm



    • Yei
      February 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Congratulation Brother Paulino : The Man who knows how to fight knows the objective he is going to fight for that’s why Cobra has to struggle for all these passed year to make a decision but it was right move Congratulation again. Kiir needs to stop his madness to destroy Nuer land as He did in Western Nuer and part of East Nuer and now his is trying to destroy Lou Nuer Land but we will see how that will work out. when you consider the truth, it is hard even harder for those who just see in their eyes not indicated their life to think and an analysis the long term objective. For those who establish and call for defeat nuer in front line we have already managed the case the drum for defeating it is already to late. We had resisted in 2013 and 2014 we already passed the defeat you are calling for and lesson you want to teach us. We are already in their we learned many lessons from you but that would not stop us to do what require us to do. As Nuer as we are facing this critical time we have faith and hope every one in Southern Sudan has a right to live in peace and harmony even those who call them self are enemy of Nuer.

      Liked by 1 person

  31. Emmanuel
    February 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Well David yau yau kiir mayordiit still will be in his office until all of your gangs will be brought to justice of South sudan. Keep running you will be arrested.


  32. February 14, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    The COBRA fighters have discovered the bankruptcy of Kiir,s regime. Therefore, those who still support his government are hungry wolves, destined to continue begging for food and brainwashed against their will.


  33. February 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    You will never know who is the MI among those Murle militia and the Equatorians working with Riek Machar. Don’t be surprised later, these people are MI of the SPLA in Juba belief me or not .


  34. April 12, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Job well done Murle warriors, freedom is at corner right now. Salva Kiir must go.


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